The following programs teach adaptive athletes how to row. Unless otherwise noted, these programs offer both indoor and on-water rowing.
|San Diego Regional Adaptive Center
West Mission Bay
|San Diego||California||United States|
|University of Iowa Recreational Services
Hawkeye Community Rowing
|Iowa City||Iowa||United States|
|South Orlando Rowing Association
SORA offers rowing opportunities to all Central Florida residents and visitors. Their goal is to promote the sport of rowing as an inclusive sport. They welcome all athletes including those with physical and intellectual disability.
Visit soracrew.com/adaptive/ for details.
|Rio Salado Rowing Club
|Vernon Rowing and Paddling Centre
Swan Lake, Vernon, British Columbia
The Vernon Rowing and Paddling Centre, located on Swan Lake in Vernon, British Columbia, has a very large and active adaptive rowing program. We have two boats dedicated to the program, a Wintech Explorer single and double and so can accommodate three rowers on the water at one time. These boats have fixed seats and pontoons. One of our rowers, Joan Reid, qualified for the National Team and competed at the World Championships in Munich in August, 2007. Three of our rowers train on ergs through the winter. We can accommodate any disability, arms only, trunk/arms and legs/trunk/arms. Our participants include paraplegics, persons with brain injuries, cerebral palsy and vision impairment.
|Groton Parks & Recreation Dept.
Adaptive Rowing and Kayaking Clinics
Spicer Park, 27 Spicer Ave.
|Capital Adaptive Rowing Program
Anacostia Community Boathouse, 1900 M Street SE, Washington, D.C.
On-water rowing only
In keeping with its proud tradition of community involvement, Capital Rowing Club started the Capital Adaptive Rowing Program in 2009. The Program's focus is introducing adaptive athletes to recreational and competitive rowing, both in sweep and sculling boats, both on-water and in the boathouse for winter training.
Capital Adaptive has been working closely with its partners—the U.S. Military Paralympic Program, the National Naval Medical Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the National Rehabilitation Hospital—to build a program to serve the Washington area's population of disabled military veterans and civilians. In a very short amount of time, we are able to get our athletes on the water to enjoy the rehabilitation benefits of rowing.
|Washington||District of Columbia||United States|
|California Adaptive Rowing Program
|Long Beach||California||United States|
Marin Rowing can accommodate lower limb amputees and those with spinal cord injuries who have full use of shoulders and arms.
Head Coach: Karole Calvin
|Frisco Rowing Center
|Connecticut Adaptive Rowing Program
Riverfront Recapture Boathouse, Leibert Rd
Riverside Park, CT 06112
|Wilmington Youth Rowing Association, Inc. (WYRA)
|Brooks Adaptive Rowing Program
|Chicago Indoor Rowing
3701 N Ravenswood, Ste 206
Chicago, IL 60613
|Louisville Adaptive Rowing
1500 Fulton Street, Louisville, KY (on the Ohio River)
Founded in 1996, our program is one of the largest, most experienced and longest running in the country. Our mission is to provide a safe environment in which we can share the joys of rowing with individuals with disabilities of all types and to raise the awareness of adaptive rowing on a worldwide basis through educational outreach. Our program serves individuals from middle school age through adulthood. No disability is turned away. We provide individualized instruction and program design and also have produced several DVDs. Check out our videos on YouTube to learn more about our program.
We are equipped to row LTA, TA, and A rowers. Our equipment includes recreational Alden Ocean Shell singles and doubles, Paralympic singles and doubles, Concept2 indoor rowers, and personal flotation vests.
Summer Program: May–October, 9am–12am on Saturday morning's on-the-water
|Holyoke Rows and Massachusetts DCR (Dept of Conservation and Recreation)
PO Box 4936
Holyoke, MA 01041
|Community Rowing, Inc.
Providing year-round adaptive rowing
Located on the Charles River
Providing year-round adaptive rowing
Consistent with our mission of "rowing for all," Community Rowing Inc. provides year-round specific programs and events for adaptive athletes who have physical or intellectual challenges. With the newly opened Harry Parker Boathouse, we are excited to announce that the launch of the adaptive program has been a great success, drawing a large number of volunteers, coaches and committee members eager to support and grow the program. The recent first annual Adaptive CRASH-B Sprints (featured on National Public Radio) drew a large crowd and was very exciting for all involved.
Our vision for adaptive rowing is to establish training programs and competitions that accommodate two fundamental participant groups: rowers with physical disabilities (including arms, arms and trunk and rowers with a visual impairment) and rowers who are intellectually challenged. None of our programs require any previous rowing experience.
On the water, our programs utilize rowing "barges" and rowing shells—singles, doubles and fours—that are specially configured to accommodate adaptive athletes. Indoors we use specialized equipment such as adapted Concept2 Indoor Rowers and the full weight room for strength, technique and stamina training.
|Argonaut Rowing Club
1225 Lakeshore Blvd. West
Toronto, ON M6K 3C1
There are three main goals of the Argonaut Adaptive Rowing Program:
|Barrie Rowing Club
P.O. Box 21071
Barrie, ON L4M 6J7
The Barrie Rowing Club offers on-water adaptive rowing. The program is geared for all physical classifications. An adaptive friendly dock system has recently been installed. We are not able to accommodate special needs classifications. The program has two adaptive boats, one single and one double.
|Island Lake Rowing Club
595 Highpoint Sideroad
Caledon, ON L7K 0J6
The Island Lake Rowing Club has on-water adaptive rowing; however, their emphasis is with students in developmentally delayed classrooms and adults with special needs who have intellectual challenges. These athletes row recreationally and have not competed. Students in this program do erg workouts at their school's physical education class; there is no erg training through the rowing club. The program currently has a T7 and a T11 boat. There is currently no other special equipment.
|Ottawa Rowing Club
P.O. Box 1457, Station B
Ottawa, ON K1P 5P9
The Ottawa Rowing club adaptive program has two basic streams, a competitive program which supports A and TA athletes and will support LTA when there is enough interest. The on-water program runs from May–August and indoor ergometer training is done the remainder of the year. The program is currently not able to accommodate non-ambulatory rowers, as the docks are not yet wheelchair accessible. The second stream is a recreational LTA boat that is put together in the summer as part of the club's Adult Rowing League. This program accommodates 8–12 rowers and runs one night per week through June and July, and is geared toward learning to row in a fun environment.
|Sudbury Rowing Club
PO Box 21006
Sudbury, ON P3E 6G8
|Northwest Adaptive Rowing
P.O. Box 82335
Portland, OR 97282-0335
We have both water and indoor training. Our program is currently providing equipment and coaching for paraplegic rowers. We are starting a program for vision impaired. We are very open to other disabilities such as amputees and brain injury. We are hoping to form a relationship with the veterans rehab programs. We row on the Willamette River which flows through downtown Portland. We have volunteer staff which includes a Physical Therapist and a Registered Nurse.
|Jewish Community Center of Rhode Island
401 Elmgrove Avenue
We are currently in the beginning stages of rolling out a program for adaptive fitness. We offer classes as well as having four ergs in our fitness center. Indoor rowing only.
|Providence||Rhode Island||United States|
|Philadelphia Rowing for the Disabled
4 Boathouse Row
|Three Rivers Adaptive Rowing
|Texas Rowing Center
Located on the Hike and Bike Trail on Town Lake
The volunteer-run program is open to adaptive individuals interested in rowing. The program is currently able to accommodate visually impaired, amputees, individuals with TBI, and burn victims. The facility offers adaptive indoor and on-water rowing and is designated as a "U.S. Olympic-Paralympics Sport Club." The Texas Rowing Center works with the Wounded Warrior Program for active military in recovery from injuries sustained in the line of duty as well as the Texas School for the Blind, their junior adaptive program.
For adaptive equipment, the Wounded Warrior Program has purchased several Win-Tech fixed seats for shells for adaptive rowers in our program. We are in the process of fund raising in order to purchase floats for riggers on singles and doubles. We plan at some future date, to purchase additionally adaptive equipment as the need appears.
We are situated directly on beautiful Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, Texas, and row year-round. The facility offers a dozen Concept2 Indoor Rowers on the dock to cross-train with, two boathouses, many recreational singles, a few recreational doubles, a vast fleet of racing shells, dock trainers that new rowers can train on the get the "feel" of water with the stability of being on the dock, and kayaks, canoes and paddles for people to have other fun on-water experiences.
|U.S. Rowing Adaptive National Team Testing
On-water rowing only
The main objective of the USRowing National Team Testing Program is to help identify athletes who may have a future with the United States National Team. Athletes who submit competitive times may be approached by U.S. National Team coaches. National Team coaches will seriously consider athletes who submit both a 6k and a 2k (4k for junior women) time.
For a list of opportunities for athletes interested in pursuing the National Team visit www.usrowing.org/NationalTeams/ParalympicParaRowingNationalTeam.aspx
|Row New York
Queens, Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, NY
Row New York offers indoor and on-water rowing for youth and adult athletes of all abilities—both with physical and cognitive differences.
Visit rownewyork.org/programs/adaptive-programs for details.
|Queens||New York||United States|
|Tampa Florida Adaptive Rowing
The Stewards Foundation
On-water rowing only
Disable Veterans Contact:
|Southeastern Adaptive Scullers (SEAS)
Atlanta Rowing Club
1123 Azalea Drive
More info: www.atlantarow.org/view/adaptive-rowing.aspx